John Grisham reads about 4-5 newspapers a day, including the Washington Post.
Grisham especially appreciates the obituaries as he gets inspiration for stories and names (since they are dead, they can’t sue him, he joked). His first and only (and perhaps last, as he admitted he’s not a lover of hours of research and writing facts) non-fiction work, The Innocent Man, came as a result of an obituary he read.
Grisham reads “all the lawyers” like David Baldacc. He enjoys reading Twain, has been most influenced by Steinbeck, and will go back and read the classics.